Grandaw for coroner: respectful, professional
To the Editor:
Having known and worked with Brett Grandaw for several years, I can wholeheartedly recommend him to the people of St. Lawrence County to serve them as a coroner.
Brett has a lifetime of experience in the fire service and medical emergency work; he has been a first responder to both accident and disaster, at all hours of the night or day, and in every weather condition.
Turbett has experience, knowledge, intelligence
To the Editor,
I strongly endorse Pat Turbett for the county legislature for a number of reasons. For the past five years I have served with him on the Potsdam School Board. During that time I have found him to be insightful, hard-working, and well informed. He rarely misses meetings and stays for the important executive sessions that often go on till 10 or 11 p.m. at night. Mr. Turbett, an educator himself, is clearly committed to doing all he can to provide a quality education for students in the PCSD. To be frank, we are lucky to have him on the board of ed.
Owens a proven North Country representative
To the editor:
Practical wisdom makes Ritchie the right choice
To the Editor:
Patty Ritchie is what we need right now. Our current government is not successfully managing our money, our interests, and our state.
We need someone like Patty Ritchie to help straighten these issues out.
What is good about Patty?
She has integrity- adherence to moral and ethical principles; soundness of moral character; honesty.
She has experience- knowledge or practical wisdom gained from what one has observed, encountered, or undergone.
She has efficacy- capacity for producing a desired result or effect.
Blankenbush committed to the North Country
To the Editor:
As many of you may know, my husband Ken is running for State Assembly. I want to take a moment and tell you about my husband, the man I love and have been married to for 39 years.
Campaigns are hard on families. I have learned this over the past several months as Ken has spent many hours away from home while he meets with voters. I know that he misses his grandchildren, but I also know that one of the primary reasons that he is running for office is to make sure that our grandchildren have the opportunity to excel here in the North Country.
Daniel Beyette, 11, from Ogdensburg was able to rescue this baby bunny from the clutches of a cat. A neighbor had let the mother loose in the summer. The mother rabbit was able to be caught by Daniel's father. Unfortunately, this is the only bunny that was able to be saved. But, due to Daniel's quick actions, this bunny and her mother will be enjoying life in a bunny sanctuary in Macomb. Photo submitted by Cathy Beyette
Cuomo endorses Owens for Congress
Andrew Cuomo, New York Attorney General and Democratic nominee for governor, has formally endorsed Bill Owens in his reelection campaign for New York's 23rd Congressional District.
Cuomo listed Owens' strong commitment to creating jobs in Upstate New York as one reason for his support of the Congressman.
Salvation Army lining up holiday bell-ringers
POTSDAM -- The Salvation Army Red Kettle Drive in Potsdam is beginning to line up volunteers to tend the kettles and ring the bell for the annual holiday fundraising drive.
Anyone interested in signing up can contact Kate Mikel at [email protected], 353-2853, or 212-9600.
Lunch hour organ recital at SLU's Gunnison Chapel Friday
CANTON - "Music for Halloween" is the theme for the next organ recital at the lunch hour in St. Lawrence University's Gunnison Memorial Chapel, featuring Musician-in-Residence Sondra Goldsmith Proctor. It will take place at 12:15 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 29.
Those attending are encouraged to bring their lunch to eat while enjoying the music.
The program will include transcriptions for the organ from three orchestral works: Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, by Edvard Grieg; Pictures at an Exhibition, by Modest Moussorgsky; and Carnival of the Animals, by Camille Saint-Saëns.
Pushcart Prize winner appears at SLU Thursday
CANTON – Poet and essayist Peter Campion will speak and read from recent work in an appearance at St. Lawrence University on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Common Room of Sykes Residence Hall. The event, part of the University's Writers Series, is open to the public, free of charge.